Welcome from the Principal

Dear Parents and Students, 

My name is Colin McGowan and I am honoured and privileged to be the founding Principal of Internationella Engelska Skolan Kista. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. 

During my studies for my master of science in engineering degree at KTH, I spent three years learning in the same building that is now our school.  I know first-hand what a beautiful building it is. It is a fantastic environment in which to learn. 

I have spent five years working in international schools in Stockholm before opening IES Kista. My background is in industry and before I moved into education I worked for twelve years as the American Airlines security manager for Sweden

It gives me great pleasure to see the experienced and qualified teachers we offer. We have recruited teachers from the UK, USA and Canada, as well as from Sweden. Our school truly is multi-cultural and it is a pleasure to lead our team each and every day. 

My vision for Internationella Engelska Skolan Kista is to give your children a first-class education from first-class teachers in a first-class school. IES believes in helping each child to meet their full academic potential, to leave school with the best possible education and to earn grades to match. Children work with the great team we have here to set challenging academic goals for themselves, and then exceed them.

The school is a closed campus so that we can ensure students benefit from a safe and calm environment where teachers can teach and students can learn.  The 11,000 sq m building has been radically adapted for the use of school students.

The school includes a completely protected school-yard in the middle of the building, where students can play and enjoy safe and supervised free time without leaving the campus.  We have a brand new state-of-the-art gym hall. Food is always prepared on site and served in our beautiful and spacious restaurant.  We even have a university-standard auditorium for larger presentations.

I look forward to meeting more parents and students as the school continues to grow each year.

Yours sincerely.

Colin McGowan, Principal,

Internationella Engelska Skolan Kista.